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Source: Democrats Murray, Baucus, Kerry on Super Committee
National Journal ^ | August 9, 2011 | 5:28 p.m. | Susan Davis

Posted on 08/09/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT by clove

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will appoint Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington, Max Baucus of Montana, and John Kerry of Massachusetts to the new super committee tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in additional deficit reduction by November 23, according to a senior Democratic aide familiar with Reid’s decision, which is expected to be made public as early as Wednesday.

Additionally, Murray is expected to co-chair the committee, officially named the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with a still unnamed House Republican. A spokesman for Reid did not respond to a request for comment.

Reid’s decision to tap Murray will likely be met with scrutiny, as she is also chairing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2012 election cycle. But she is also a member of leadership, a senior member of the Budget Committee, and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.

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Nothing will go wrong with this....right?
1 posted on 08/09/2011 2:50:14 PM PDT by clove
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To: clove

...swell...


2 posted on 08/09/2011 2:51:15 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: clove
So you have the stupidest woman in the Senate, joined with a two-faced backstabber of epic proportions, and a commie who denounced the US Army and the men in it.

I'm not sure even the Democrats could do worse than this ~

3 posted on 08/09/2011 2:52:01 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: clove
I'm glad to see that Dingy Harry is taking this seriously.

Stupidest person in the Senate as co-chair. Was Gorelick not available?

4 posted on 08/09/2011 2:52:59 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: clove

They can stick their super committee where the sun don’t shine.


5 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:02 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: clove

THIS is the lineup they are sending into the game? Wow. Pathetic.


6 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:13 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: clove

This should make for some interesting soundbites, thats for sure.


7 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:23 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: clove

lol Im feeling it/s


8 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:31 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: clove

Combined IQ approaching 300?


9 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: clove

I am curious to see what they come back with. Probably more BS.


10 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:49 PM PDT by GreenvillePatriot
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To: clove

The dems have selected losers.

I vote for DeMint, Rubio and Rand Paul for our side.


11 posted on 08/09/2011 2:53:53 PM PDT by Joann37
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Sideways.


12 posted on 08/09/2011 2:54:02 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: clove

omg!


13 posted on 08/09/2011 2:54:28 PM PDT by goods
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To: rjeffries

I’m sure the pub list will enlist wonder boy McCain and his ilk...


14 posted on 08/09/2011 2:54:42 PM PDT by cherry
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To: clove

Too bad Shelia Jackson Lee isn’t a senator—she’d make a swell addition to this lineup!


15 posted on 08/09/2011 2:55:21 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: rjeffries
THIS is the lineup they are sending into the game? Wow. Pathetic.

What did you expect? With Harry Reid trying to put on a power play....they still do not understand what they are doing. The 2012 election can not come soon enough for me.

16 posted on 08/09/2011 2:55:43 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Baynative

Ping! If you haven’t already been.


17 posted on 08/09/2011 2:56:32 PM PDT by Spunky (“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abh)
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To: clove

Looks like defense is fixin to take a hit.


18 posted on 08/09/2011 2:56:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: nascarnation
Combined IQ approaching 300?

You are being much too generous...

19 posted on 08/09/2011 2:56:44 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: clove

I’m sure the RINOS will nominate Snowe, Collins and McCain


20 posted on 08/09/2011 2:56:58 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Joann37

dems have guaranteed failure.

how about defunding the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell.

these three are paper tigers.


21 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:06 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: clove
...Murray is expected to co-chair the committee...

Perfect.

22 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:23 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: clove
Have no fear! I'm sure McConnell will put three STRONG conservatives on the committee, probably Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Scott Brown. /sarcasm off
23 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:25 PM PDT by apillar
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To: clove

messed up my post
I included Reid in the total, LOL


24 posted on 08/09/2011 2:57:48 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: apillar

It probably doesn’t matter..it will be for show...they won’t do anything that may be recommended. Like the last committee.


25 posted on 08/09/2011 2:59:00 PM PDT by clove (God, Family and Country, the truth will live!)
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To: Joann37

Here’s my predicted lineup that McConnell will send in there.

McCain, Snowe, and in a show of bi-partisanship they’ll ask Ben Nelson to fill in as the 3rd “Republican”. Then we’ll get taken to the cleaners, GOP will claim victory, and the Dems will say the GOP slit the throats of the elderly.


26 posted on 08/09/2011 2:59:21 PM PDT by rjeffries
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To: rjeffries

The dims put up the biggest partisan kooks they could find.
Don’t forget the purpose for the supercommittee. When the committee can’t agree on a deal, the automatic triggers kick in, defunding medicare and the military. They want to defund medicare so that the repubs can be blamed. They want to defund the military because they want to further weaken this country. That is the dims ultimate goal and the repubs are walking right into their trap.

Lucy and the football all over again.


27 posted on 08/09/2011 2:59:39 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: clove

That Super Committee was one of the dumbest things the Party of Stupid ever agreed to.

McConnell’s idea to give Obama authority to raise the debt ceiling was another dumb idea.


28 posted on 08/09/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: clove

Well, that sound like a group looking for concensus!


29 posted on 08/09/2011 3:01:30 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: nascarnation

Awfully generous .


30 posted on 08/09/2011 3:01:59 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: clove

That RINO skank Danna Perino said these are good choices on The Five a few minutes ago.


31 posted on 08/09/2011 3:02:25 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: muawiyah
-- I'm not sure even the Democrats could do worse than this --

Oh yeah? Combine Murray with any two from this list: Boxer, Durbin, Franken, Harkin, Lautenberg, and Stabenow.

32 posted on 08/09/2011 3:02:38 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: clove

Patty Murray? ACK! Dumber than a bag of bricks!


33 posted on 08/09/2011 3:03:15 PM PDT by Chandalier (You say Obama, I say O-blame-o!)
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To: clove

Baucus and Tester always bring up the question- What in the hell is wrong with Montana?


34 posted on 08/09/2011 3:04:05 PM PDT by rwh
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To: clove

[and a woman on what is likely to be a male-dominated committee.]

So? She’s also one of the dumbest people in the Senate.


35 posted on 08/09/2011 3:04:52 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: basil

Maybe we can have a guest appearance by Carol Mosley Braun, who attended Harvard (for a JFK school of government symposium).


36 posted on 08/09/2011 3:05:51 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Chandalier
Patty Murray? ACK! Dumber than a bag of bricks!Watch it with those ad hominem attacks. Besides what have bricks ever done to you?
37 posted on 08/09/2011 3:06:25 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: Joann37

Your picks are excellent. Though we’ll probably get a trio of rinos.


38 posted on 08/09/2011 3:06:47 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: basil

But wait ... the Dems do have to make three choices from the House also, so don’t rule her out yet!


39 posted on 08/09/2011 3:07:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rwh

MT has at least two People’s Republics (Bozeman and Missoula), Union strongholds (Butte and Helena) and many rancher/farmer gov’t subsidized along with Ted Turner, et. al.


40 posted on 08/09/2011 3:07:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: clove

Well at least if this committee doesn’t work Obama will be able to throw Patty under the short bus.


41 posted on 08/09/2011 3:07:59 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: Joann37

No chance of that with McConnell doing the picking. If we’re lucky we’ll get Hatch but that’s a long shot given he’s turned conservative over the past few months.


42 posted on 08/09/2011 3:08:28 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: USNBandit

Perfect choice! LOL!


43 posted on 08/09/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TomGuy
This doesn't matter.

In the end they will cut Military spending.
Screw the troops.

44 posted on 08/09/2011 3:11:27 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: rjeffries
GOP will claim victory

and Oboma can claim the economy belongs to the Republicans from that point on.

This whole committee was a set up. Because this is a center right country, and the tax slaves are already over taxed, the TEA party members should be chosen, and should work only on behalf of the taxpayers. They have to speak for the majority, or they'll lose.
Because the socialists will NEVER agree to putting the freeloaders on their side into a job, they'll have to speak for them and them alone.
Who wants more freeloading other than the far, far left? That's what got us into this mess in the first place!

45 posted on 08/09/2011 3:11:36 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: clove

Not too knowledgable about Baccus but the other two numbskulls will do EXACTLY what they are told to do.

Can’t have any independent, thoughtful, incisive determinations can they.


46 posted on 08/09/2011 3:12:48 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: clove

Too bad they couldn’t get Dodd back for this. Then it would be perfect.

But wait... they missed a chance to put Al Franken in this comedy.


47 posted on 08/09/2011 3:13:16 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: clove

Murray is dumber than a bag of hammers. Shows you how serious the Rats are taking this.


48 posted on 08/09/2011 3:14:04 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. GOP RIP 1854-2011.)
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To: clove

Oh, they should be fun to work with...
I wonder if any conservatives will be named for the Republicans?


49 posted on 08/09/2011 3:14:30 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: clove
Will Murray break out her Chuck Taylor's for this Super Committee? A special occasion requires a classic sneaker.
50 posted on 08/09/2011 3:14:46 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (“I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat")
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